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Week of August 28, 2023

Harvest carrots using a garden spade rather than by hand.Harvest carrots using a garden spade rather than by hand. Pulling them by hand often leaves you with a handful of leaves and no carrots. Place the spade approximately 4” away from the plants and push into the ground. You will be able to easily wedge the carrots out.

Harvest the bulk of the basil crop and make pesto to freeze for winter use.

Check apples for ripeness by taste testing.

Sow oat or crimson clover cover crop to recycle nutrients and build organic matter.

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